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Blog: Interview with the AKF Caregiver of the Year

In recognition of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Kidney Today sat down with Keith McDonald, AKF’s 2014 Caregiver of the Year, to learn about his experience as the primary caregiver for his wife, Rameika, who is living with kidney disease and undergoes dialysis three times a week.

Watch a Slideshow of our 2014 Kidney Action Days

Our popular Kidney Action Day events reached thousands of people in eight cities in 2014. Visitors received free kidney health screenings and enjoyed healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations. Watch a slideshow recap of our 2014 Kidney Action Days!

Annual Gala Features Inspirational Honorees

The Hope Affair, our annual national gala, is a celebration of the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. Meet the people we honored at our Oct. 22 event: Hero of Hope Artemeshia Adams, Caregiver of the Year Keith McDonald and 2015 Calendar Cover Artist Madison Gordon. Watch their videos.

Take Action: Support Legislation for CKD Research and Treatment

Join us in supporting the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014. By signing onto this important piece of legislation, you will be helping to improve access to quality care for thousands of Americans with kidney disease. 

Blog: New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

Free Nutrition Tracking App for Dialysis Patients

For dialysis patients, getting the right amount of nutrients and limiting daily fluid intake is critical. AKF has partnered with Sanofi Renal to bring a free app for iPhone and iPad, Kidney APPetite, to dialysis patients, nephrologists and renal dietitians.

 

AKF and AMT Pair Up to Fight Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and American Medical Technologists (AMT) have formed a dynamic partnership to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable condition affecting 31 million Americans.

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